Upper V Geographers

Posted: 1st October 2021

Brighton and St Pancras explored.

Upper V Geographers had the opportunity to take part in two fieldwork visits in the middle of September.  Mr Chappory, Head of Geography, reports:

‘On Thursday 16th September Upper V travelled to Brighton and Rottindean (East Sussex) on a physical Geography fieldtrip to study the impacts of Longshore Drift and Cliff Erosion and all the ways in which the shoreline management plan (SMP) tries to manage the impacts of both.  The students conducted beach profiles, assessing the effectiveness of groynes, sea walls and rock armour.

This was followed up by a human Geography fieldvisit on Friday 17th September when we undertook a visit to St Pancras to assess the extent to which the Kings Cross St Pancras area of London has been successfully regenerated and rebranded.  Students realised that the regeneration involves brownfield redevelopment like that seen in other parts of London, but more uniquely, urban renewal as the old industrial structures left as the remnants of de-industrialisation have been given a new purpose.  The negative impacts of gentrification are also studied in the site of nearby Somers Town.

These were a valuable two days and the Upper V pupils took advantage of their fieldvisits to enhance their knowledge and deepen their research.’

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